Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

Execution of Interlocal Agreements regarding CARES Act Funding


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Jan Brewer, Director of Financial Management, Ext. 3726

Action Requested
Motion to approve and authorize the County Administrator to execute Interlocal Agreements between Manatee County and the City of Palmetto, the Town of Longboat Key, and the Florida Department of Health, Manatee County Health Department for the CARES Act Funding funds to be used in accordance with the CARES Act.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Executive Order No. 20-52 - the Governor of the State of Florida declaring a State of Emergency in the State of Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") dated March 27, 2020 in accordance with Section 601(d).

Resolution R-20-098 - Countywide Public Health Emergency pursuant to Section 2-13-17 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances.

Background Discussion
On March 16, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County ("Board") adopted Resolution No. R-20-098, declaring a County-wide Public Health Emergency pursuant to Section 2-13-17 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act" ("CARES Act") and on April 22, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department issued Guidance ("Treasury Guidance") for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments relating to payments made available under the CARES Act.

The Federal CARES Act, Section 601(d) of the U.S. Social Security Act, created the Coronavirus Relief Fund and provided Florida with $8,328,221,072, 55% of which was allocated to the State of Florida and 45% of which was allocated to counties. Manatee County's allocation of funding was approximately $17,500,000 with an expected approximate of $52,500,000 to follow. Manatee County entered into the CARES Act Funding Agreement ("Funding Agreement") with the Florida Division of Emergency Management ("Division").

Under the guidelines set forth by the County, the funding was broken down into four main categories: Economic Recovery, Public Health & Department of Health, Community Health and Wellbeing, and Government Facilities. The Municipalities, Constitutional Officers, and Judicial Programs will benefit from the Government Facilities Funding through Interlocal Agreements with Manatee County for the CARES Act funding. 

Each of these agreements will be brought forward to the Commission for execution as they are signed by the respective agencies.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Send copies of signed agreements to:

Jan Brewer, Director of Financial Management, at

William Clague, Chief Assistant County Attorney, at

Hunter Foxwell, Sr. Budget Analyst, at hunter.foxwell@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  County Attorney Response Email - CARES Act Interlocal Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Town of Longboat Key Interlocal Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  City of Palmetto CARES Act Interlocal Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Health Department CARES Act Interlocal Agreement.pdf